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    Dan what is the size of those pieces? I know you...

    Dan what is the size of those pieces? I know you said it was for holding small guitar parts. Jointing might be good, too bad the top of the jaws don't touch first, that is what you want. Is that just...
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    A photo would really help here. Jim

    A photo would really help here.
    Jim
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    Here is a link to some serious splitting....

    Here is a link to some serious splitting.
    https://youtu.be/Y12PN8gaQ4Y

    Jim
  4. I like it too. Jim

    I like it too.
    Jim
  5. Thread: Spokeshaves

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    Sorry to hear that Allen. But I know just how you...

    Sorry to hear that Allen. But I know just how you feel.
    Jim
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    I think you are overthinking this Andrey. What I...

    I think you are overthinking this Andrey. What I understood from Ken was at 3600 RPM it is possible to overheat the tool, at 1800 RPM it is very difficult to overheat. It's not that you can in one...
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    Another vote for Ken as a great guy to work with....

    Another vote for Ken as a great guy to work with. I spoke with him a couple of nights ago and asked about the 3000 limit on the wheels and his reply was the faster speeds increase the risk of heating...
  8. Thread: Spokeshaves

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    Here is what Steven was referring to. I just got...

    Here is what Steven was referring to. I just got one yesterday.

    http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m628/boatman53/image_zpse5mu4iup.jpeg
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    I have one of the crowned CBN wheels, there was a...

    I have one of the crowned CBN wheels, there was a bit of a learning curve for me, it is very fast and doesn't heat the tool much at all. The first couple tries ended with a bit of a scalloped edge...
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    My dad was not a woodworker but he had a cabinet...

    My dad was not a woodworker but he had a cabinet like that one illustrated with the pan of kerosene in the bottom. I did not take it when we cleaned out his house as there is no more room in my shop...
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    Here is a pic of my bench Andrey. Both vises are...

    Here is a pic of my bench Andrey. Both vises are on the front and in the pic they are doing what I wanted them for.
    No real down side except the expense of two screw assemblies. The one on the left...
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    I have twin leg vises. One on each side. Jim

    I have twin leg vises. One on each side.
    Jim
  13. Thread: Chisels

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    A friend of mine actually did send his plane...

    A friend of mine actually did send his plane blades and chisels out for sharpening! When he showed me the blades I was horrified, it looked like they had been sharpened on the sidewalk, and they...
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    I have a pair that came with an Ulmia bench that...

    I have a pair that came with an Ulmia bench that was given to me., I can take a pic in use if need be.

    Jim
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    No racking, it is very stable and the splayed...

    No racking, it is very stable and the splayed back legs really resist tipping backward if I'm planing on the diagonal. I've used the top by itself many times also.

    Jim
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    You got it Mike, if if your separator is a good...

    You got it Mike, if if your separator is a good one very little fine dust gets to the vac. As I've said I haven't changed the bag in the vac in a couple of years, but I empty the separator often.
    Jim
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    Here is the pic of the separator. Nothing fancy....

    Here is the pic of the separator. Nothing fancy. A short extension cord was added to the hose so I always have power for the sander or whatever. The vac itself retains its bag and hepa filter, I just...
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    Matt here are some more pics. ...

    Matt here are some more pics.

    http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m628/boatman53/9b55bedd.jpg

    http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m628/boatman53/dae85b2b.jpg
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    Hi Kirby, when I started my business 29 years ago...

    Hi Kirby, when I started my business 29 years ago I bought a canister ShopVac with a stainless steel canister, wheels, handle, etc. The motor finally crapped out so that part got tossed but I saved...
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    I run the Festool vacs in my shop but put in a...

    I run the Festool vacs in my shop but put in a separator so the bags don't fill up so fast. It's been years since I changed the bag and maintains better suction.
    Jim
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    I'm with you Kees, I never get any work done at...

    I'm with you Kees, I never get any work done at shows. Since you mentioned a bench, this is one that I built for working on site at different boatyards when the boat can't come to me. The legs are...
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    It's all in relation to the approach to the...

    It's all in relation to the approach to the wheel. The rest may be set at 25 but if it is low say on center line of the wheel it will be too steep an angle. If you approach near the top of the wheel...
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    Not necessarily Stew. Only in one ideal spot in...

    Not necessarily Stew. Only in one ideal spot in relation to the wheel.
    Jim
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    You're welcome Fred. I was pleased when the...

    You're welcome Fred. I was pleased when the recipient of the gauge gave the locking knob an upgrade.

    http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m628/boatman53/image_zpsazvi4ude.png

    Jim
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    Here is another view. The beam rides in a slot in...

    Here is another view. The beam rides in a slot in the body.

    http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m628/boatman53/5445d108c6a1b62f16bc5f8189ae01d9_zpsf64ac4d5.jpg

    Jim
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